On this page you will find: Magnesium Bath ‘recipes’, Creams, Lotions, Supplements and Related Components & Cofactors which Accompany the Magnesium Protocol
- Breastfeeding Mothers: take your weight in pounds (lbs) plus + your baby’s weight in lbs and take this # and x multiply by 5 and this equals the total # of mgs of magnesium for you to work your way up to, for maintenance level of magnesium. Don’t forget magnesium’s cofactors! Go to Main Magnesium page for more!
- Formula-Fed Babies and Infant Health
- (Link to Main Magnesium Page)
- Formula Fed Babies: Ideas to Enrich Infant Health
- Sleep Suggestions
- Infant Reflux and Babywearing: A Happy Coexistence
- Supplement Protocol for Babies Eating Solids
- Digging for Root Cause: Infant Reflux Issues in the Toddler Years
Epsom Salt Baths and Magnesium ‘Oil’ Baths
(magnesium chloride ‘flakes’ become ‘oil’)
- Alternate between mag oil baths 2-3 times a week and Epsom 2-3 times a week; never mix them.
- Epsom salt is only absorbed for around 20 minutes before the body excretes it.
- Some find mag chloride to be much more beneficial.
Christy M., writes: Mine was hyper immediately after the first 2 times only. You’re only supposed to do it 2-3 times a week though, so I’d space it out AND you want to work up slowly to 1/2 cup max of Epsom at that age and also ensure you add 1/2 cup baking soda. If you start high, it can throw off other electrolytes so supplementing electrolytes and keeping hydrated may help. I give mine coconut water/juice or Seeking Health brand optimal electrolyte powder.
Child Under 50 Pounds:
- 1/2 cup Epsom for a child under 50lbs and 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 oz mag oil (volume) and 1/2 cup baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
Work your way up slowly to that measurement, as it’s always good to start something new like this low and slow…
Soak at least 20 mins and don’t add anything else. You can wash your child quickly, at the end of the bath and remove immediately from the bath.
Add some Magnesium Citrate or citric acid to the bath to neutralize chlorine. Try these Vitamin C tabs! (For bath; not to consume)
Why the Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda)?
It’s a cofactor for mag (helps absorption).
Prepare your body. The minerals in the bath can be quite dehydrating, so be sure you are well hydrated going into your bath. It is recommended that you drink one full glass of water at room temperature before your bath.
STEP ONE: Add the Epsom Salt to a tub of hot water
Epsom salt dosage:
For children under 60 lbs, add 1/2 cup to a standard bath.
For children 60 lbs to 100 lbs, add 1 cup to a standard bath.
For people 100 lbs and up, add 2 cups or more to a standard bath.
STEP TWO: Add the baking soda (1/2 cp) [1 to 2 cups for adults?]
Why the baking soda?
It’s a cofactor for mag (helps absorption)
Baking Soda Dosage:
For children under 60 lbs, add 1/4th cup to a standard bath.
For children 60 lbs to 100 lbs, add 1/2 cup to a standard bath.
For people 100 lbs and up, add 1 cup to a standard bath.
Adding baking soda to a detox bath: It’s a cofactor for mag (helps absorption).
Add some Magnesium Citrate or citric acid to the bath to neutralize chlorine. Try these Vitamin C tabs!
Christy M., writes:
Mine was hyper immediately after the first 2 times only. You’re only supposed to do it 2-3 times a week though, so I’d space it out AND you want to work up slowly to 1/2 cup max of Epsom at that age and also ensure you add 1/2 cup baking soda. If you start high, it can throw off other electrolytes so supplementing electrolytes and keeping hydrated may help. I give mine coconut water/juice or Seeking Health brand optimal electrolyte powder.
- IndigosMGLotion Infantreflux uses this one 🙂
“My lotion comes In 400mg, 600mg and 800mg. These amounts are per teaspoon. It is great for any age. Infants to whatever age. For infants I suggest 1/2 tsp on the feet then put socks on so it doesn’t get in their mouth. It wouldn’t hurt them but it would not taste great..lol”
- Australia: Magnesium Body Butter
“My cream and butter is mag chloride and since starting it had increased deep sleep significantly. Mine has 250-300mg per teaspoon. I slather me to head to toe and the kids just around a teaspoon.”
- Make your own; here’s the recipe.
- Click for another cream, inspired by the Magnesium Advocacy Group:
This is Magnesium Bicarbonate, which is a co-factor of Magnesium
This is Part of the Magnesium Protocol for Toddlers to Adults*
First you need to find a Milk of Magnesia without any added ingredients (no hypochlorite!)
Dollar General’s generic store brand does not have any added ingredients (I use this)
1 liter bottle of carbonated water (COLD)
(not club soda or tonic water)
pour some of the water into a glass
add 3 Tablespoons of MoM into the liter bottle (that’s missing some that’s in that glass)
screw on the cap
add that water from the glass back in
you now have Mag Water
this is a CONCENTRATE
add a splash to your water any time you’re drinking
or add a splash to any beverage, cold or hot
don’t drink w/ meals
Enjoy! each ounce of Mag Water ( 2 US Tablespoons) concentrate has about 45mg of elemental Mg
*ONLY for Infants in DISTRESS (not to use as a “band-aid” ALWAYS FIND ROOT CAUSE!): start w/ a DROP.
6 months try .3ml
9 months try .5ml
12 months try .7ml
SLOW AND LOW!!
*Also for babies eating solids who need occasional poop help & for those 12 months +, who need poop help…
Of course ALWAYS look for Root Cause of Poop Distress!! More below.
- Examine Diet, which means an intolerance to something in the diet, a protein, a food, etc.
- Difference Between Allergy & Intolerance:
- Learn all about GAPs, etc
- Learn about Mineral Balancing
Magnesium : for maintenance levels, it’s one’s weight in pounds multiplied times five. Start low and work your way up to to this amount. Cofactors: Magnesium Bicarbonate (Mag Water), B6 (local bee pollen) & boron (prunes).
- Chewable Malate Don’t forget the cofactors! B6, Boron & Magnesium Bicarbonate, Mag Water, recipe above.
- Jigsaw Powdered & has Magnesium Bicarbonate, too. Now you need B6 and Boron!
- Here’s Liquid Magnesium Don’t forget the cofactors!
- Powdered Glycinate Don’t forget the cofactors! B6, Boron & Magnesium Bicarbonate, Mag Water, recipe above.
Remineralization: Put those minerals back into our lives!
- Trace Minerals, Concentrace: This is strong you put just a few drops in drinks it remineralizes your water/drinks.
- Andersons Mineral Drops (might taste better for kids? I just put the concentrace into my boys’ juice along with mag water, whole food C and probiotics; I could also add magnesium powder.)
Whole Food C